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Inside the Legal Profession: What the industry looks like in 2019

Law remains an in-demand profession that continues to grow and pay well while making slow, but steady progress when it comes to issues like diversity, technology adoption and employment after graduation from law school.

Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax attorney’s murder; 4th Circuit says Sessions was wrong

Client convicted of murdering his tax attorney

A former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was convicted of murder Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his tax attorney. Jurors…

ABA House of Delegates passes pair of pay equity resolutions

The ABA House of Delegates passed two resolutions that support fair compensation at the annual meeting in San Francisco.

Resolution 106, sponsored by the Commission on Women in the…

As law firm culture changes, old partnership model ‘is all but dead’

Law firm culture has changed since the American Lawyer began publishing financial data in 1985.

Partners looking at compensation information realized they could make more money at other law firms,…

ABA issues new guidance for splitting fees in contingency cases when a lawyer is replaced

On Tuesday, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released Formal Opinion 487, which addresses fee splitting arrangements when a lawyer in a separate firm replaces the first counsel rather than works together on a contingency-fee case.

Former Jones Day partner drops suit claiming ‘enforced code of silence’ led to pay bias

A former Jones Day partner in California has dropped her pay bias suit against the law firm in exchange for return of capital that she contributed to the firm.

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Another University of Denver law professor sues school alleging gender and wage discrimination

A tenured associate professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law has filed an Equal Pay Act complaint, claiming that she earns significantly less than others in her academic category.

Legal aid lawyers seeking pay hike moonlight as bartenders and Uber drivers

Officials with the Legal Aid Society in New York are asking for a budget increase to help close the pay gap between its lawyers and attorneys with the city’s law…

Median pay for new associates jumps nearly 15%, NALP survey says

The median salary for first-year associates was $155,000 at the beginning of the year, a jump of $20,000 from 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Association…

Associate pay raises push law firm expenses higher; demand softens while rates rise

Law firms are facing rising expenses that are partly fueled by associate pay raises, according to two reports on the economic outlook for law firms in the first quarter of…

The legal industry will need a new breed of lawyers

The field of law will eventually require attorneys with entirely new skill sets, writes Jaap Bosman, and the role of lawyers will be significantly different from today.

Would millennial lawyers trade pay for better work-life balance? A significant percentage say yes

In a new survey of millennial lawyers, 47.1% say workloads have increased since compensation increases for associates rippled across BigLaw. And a significant portion of millennials would be willing to…

ABA president supports House discussion of equal pay for equal work

ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to key members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor on Tuesday, expressing his support for proposed improvements to the…

More than half of law firms provide flexible work arrangements, says new report

The legal sector is increasingly providing nontraditional benefits, such as flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time and pet-friendly offices, according to a new report.

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As more law firms match Cravath bonuses, some surpass them; top associates at this firm get $225K

More than two dozen law firms have announced they are matching year-end bonuses set by Cravath, Swaine & Moore last month. A few are going beyond its scale of…

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